This feature allows you to import recipe files that have been exported from other recipe programs, sites, or software. Not only is this an import option for individual recipe files, but it also allows you to import recipes in bulk.

A few details:

Currently we support files that have been exported from the following:

  • Paprika
  • Living Cookbook
  • Copy Me That
  • Ziplist
  • Recipe Keeper
  • HTML
  • Meal Master- The exported file from Meal Master does not include images
  • Master-Cook - The exported file from Master-Cook does not include images
  • Plan to Eat (Bulk Input) - This option works for bulk .txt files
  • Plan to Eat (csv) - This option requires a paid Plan to Eat subscription.
  • If you have a different file type from our current available options we will do our best to add it as an option for you. Please contact us at [email protected]
  • Currently, we have a limit of 3,000 recipes for one file import. If you have more than 3,000 recipes to import, the file will need to be broken up to import everything. 
  • If you upload a large file or have a slow internet connection, please be patient and do not reload or leave the page until you see the list of recipes start to import.
  • We currently cannot import PDF files. 
  • Using the Plan to Eat Bulk Import format? Make sure you follow the example layout provided and keep all headings (title description, ingredients, directions) for a successful import.

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Click the dropdown arrow on the Add Recipes button in your Recipe Book and choose Import recipes from other recipe apps.
  2. Select your file format from the drop down menu.
    • Currently, we support files that have been exported from the following:
      • Paprika (html)
      • Recipe Keeper (html)
      • Living Cookbook (fdxz)
      • Copy Me That (html)
      • html
      • Meal-Master (mmf)
      • Mastercook (mxp and mx2)
      • Plan to Eat (.txt and .csv)
  3. After choosing your file type, use the Choose File button to select the file from your computer.
  4. Then select if you'd like to overwrite your existing recipes if titles match.
    • By default, recipes being imported with the same title as recipes already in your recipe book will not be imported. However, with this option checked, recipes in your recipe book that have the same titles as recipes being imported, will be replaced by the recipes being imported. This cannot be undone.
  5. Press Import Recipes to begin the import process!
  6. At the bottom of the screen you will be able to see your recipes importing.
    • If there are any issues or if a recipe fails to import, you will see a notification to the right of the recipe title. 

Feel free to leave the import page and come back at any time to check the progress of your recipes. Once the import has started, exiting this page will not hinder the import.

Please let us know if you need help importing your recipes into Plan to Eat. We can't guarantee that all file formats will be compatible, but we'll do what we can to help you get set up.

Import your recipe file now!